The golden age canals, monumental museums, diverse dining, candlelit cafes, colorful markets, whirring bicycles, legendary nightlife and the lush parks makes Amsterdam one of the great cities of Europe. Amsterdam has a lot to offer for first-time visitors.
It can be a little bit overwhelming for you while you are on your first Amsterdam tour. You might not be able to cover all the famous tourist spots in the Dutch capital, if you don’t have an efficient tour plan. Here are a few simple yet efficient tips that will help you to make the most of your Amsterdam tours.
There are more than 60 museums in this city. If you are planning to spend, only a couple of days in Amsterdam, then visit the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum if possible. However, if the length of your Amsterdam tour is more than a couple of days, then try to visit some more museums in the city.
Many first time travelers wish to see the Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) while they are in the city of Amsterdam. This palace served as the official residence of King Willem-Alexander and his family. If you are visiting Amsterdam in April, then you can watch the biggest event on the calendar of Amsterdam, Koningsdag (King’s Day).
Where to Eat
If you are tired after a stressful day of waiting in long queues or strolling through different museums, take a break and have something to eat before you resume your journey. Make sure to try the traditional dishes at Bistro Bij Ons or La Falote. You should also try the spicy rijsttafel before leaving the town.
Where to Drink
If you are a beer lover, then head to the Heineken Experience where you will discover the production process of the homegrown Heineken. Admissions to the Heineken Experience include plenty of beers and a canal boat ride to the brand store of Heineken.
Where to Shop
You can find snacks like hairing, stroopwafels, frites, and even Dutch cheese at De Pijp’s Albert Cuypmarkt, Jordaan’s Lindengracht Market and at other street markets. In addition to snacks, you will also find bike locks, flowers, clothes and a lot more at very reasonable prices.